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A Good News Story About 'Imperfect' Pregnancy

Lisa Cox | Posted 09.24.2016 | Women
Lisa Cox

Those little flutters in a pregnant woman's stomach aren't always just the baby kicking. They're also a mocktail of excitement, joy and plenty of nervous energy. Have you felt them before?

The Public Heath Crisis In Rural India And How It Can Be Conquered

Sehej Kaur | Posted 09.22.2016 | Impact
Sehej Kaur

I recently came across the story of an Indian woman named Seema, a mother from a small village in Jharkhand, India. Her story encircles around the strenuous travels she has had to commit to in order to reach some sort of substantial medical facility, which usually only consist of three doctors and three nurses while also being overcrowded with patients; her nearest hospital is a two-hour bus ride away.

Childbirth, Zombies, Useless Women, Religion, and other stuff

Francis Sanzaro | Posted 09.13.2016 | Women
Francis Sanzaro

Is our culture's fetish with the baby bump a modern form of fertility worship? Does pregzilla have a scientific foundation? Is it true that the presen...

Blueprint To Bossing Up With Fitness Guru Theresa DePasquale

Kandice Ferrell | Posted 09.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Kandice Ferrell

Vincent Pierce Photography 2015, Courtesy of Theresa DePasquale The Olympic games always cause me to ponder what human beings are capable of, once th...

How To Survive The First Trimester Of Pregnancy With Young Kids

Rachel Brehm | Posted 09.01.2016 | Fifty
Rachel Brehm

This one won't be as easy as your first -- not that the first was easy (and if it was, you are a mythical creature and I covet your genetic good fortune). The first time around, all you had to think about was yourself, and your misery.

The Olympics Mirror US!

Dr. Ruth Nemzoff | Posted 08.23.2016 | Sports
Dr. Ruth Nemzoff

Like it or not, the world is changing and these images of diversity help us all to see that ultimately our talents and our personhood are what matters. So, three cheers for the athletes and for the world as it becomes more accepting of all kinds of diversity.

When Schoolgirls Become Mothers in Rural Indonesia

Women & Girls Hub | Rowaida Abdelaziz | Posted 08.20.2016 | World

In the villages of Indonesia, teens often have limited access to family planning due to misconceptions about birth control and cultural taboos. Photog...

What Would Shonda Say?

Terri Linton | Posted 08.12.2016 | Parents
Terri Linton

I am just about finished reading Shonda Rhimes' book, The Year of Yes. And from this day forward, it will be my personal manifesto. In fact, I think it should be required reading for young women, grown women, mothers, and future mothers. In short, if you have two X chromosomes (which would make you a bona fide female), you need this book in your life.

Spot-On Sketch Nails The Constant Dilemma Of Being A Working Mom

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 08.10.2016 | Parents

There’s finally a (fake) product out there that can help moms find that perfect so-called “work-family balance.” In her latest comedic skit fill...

Mama, Why Are You Shaving Your Legs?

Michelle Zunter | Posted 08.10.2016 | Parents
Michelle Zunter

I knew the day would come. The dreaded moment when my daughter would question the things I do in the bathroom, in front of the mirror, or in the showe...

FINDING PURPOSE: What empty nester moms can learn from elite athletes

Heather Wagoner | Posted 08.07.2016 | Parents
Heather Wagoner

I was a teen mom. Although my daughter benefited from that in some ways - I was energetic, adventurous and we've always been really close - in other ...

Hillz: Letter To My Millennial Daughters On The Occasion Of The Morning After

Margaret Klaw | Posted 08.03.2016 | Women
Margaret Klaw

I know you liked Bernie. I know you like Hillary, too, and that you'll happily vote for her in November. And I know you understand, at an intellectual level, the historical significance of the events of last night.

The Reason Why Most People Won't Succeed

Regan Long | Posted 08.03.2016 | Parents
Regan Long

Why aren't YOU successful? (or) Why most people don't achieve success? (...please note, IF this strikes a chord, IF this ticks you off, please, please ... let it light your fire )

Are You The Best Kind Of Parent?

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 08.03.2016 | Parents
Christopher A. Brown

If you're a parent and self-reflect at all, you've undoubtedly wondered whether you're a good parent. Perhaps you've wondered whether you're the best kind of parent.

Early childhood development begins with a mother's breast

Flavia Bustreo | Posted 07.29.2016 | Impact
Flavia Bustreo

Exclusive breastfeeding is the best way to give your child a great start in life. We all need to do everything in our power to support women who want ...

I'm The Facebook Mom Everyone Loves To Hate

Whitney Lloyd | Posted 07.28.2016 | Parents
Whitney Lloyd

I am apparently the hippie-crunchy-granola mom who has been accusing of shaming other moms simple because of my lifestyle. Yes, I am the mom everyone loves to hate. You cringe at my posts on social media. You judge me when I walk by. You complain to your other mom friends about me.

For Every Mother Who Has Lost Her Child

Regan Long | Posted 07.26.2016 | Parents
Regan Long

I miss you more than words could ever speak or essays could ever express.

13 Life Lessons All Parents Should Teach Their Kids

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.21.2016 | Parents
Maria Rodale

by the editors of Prevention Forget the Mom guilt--these basic health, nutrition, fitness, and happiness 101s are easy to impart to your family. In...

The Silent Struggles Of A Mother-(Adult) Daughter Relationship

Ellen Resnick and Jenna Gebel | Posted 07.18.2016 | Parents
Ellen Resnick and Jenna Gebel

When a mother first learns that she is pregnant, there is a flurry of emotions. And learning that she is having a girl? What a thrill! There's nothing quite like the bond between a mother and her daughter. But sometimes anxiety sets in or self-doubt arises: How will I know how to take care of her? Raise her? Protect her?

A Letter To My Child In A Time Of Terror

Jessica Ciencin Henriquez | Posted 07.15.2016 | Women
Jessica Ciencin Henriquez

I have been your mother for four years and 15 days, and every one of those days I have considered the countless ways that you might die. This, I am to...

When Your Mother Can No Longer Remember Your Birthday

Lisa Hirsch | Posted 07.09.2016 | Fifty
Lisa Hirsch

I will be celebrating my birthday July 12th and I, who never made a big deal about this day, now feel differently. I find it sad that the woman who gave birth to me has no memory of this day, or in fact, any other day. Mom for the last 13 years has been suffering from Alzheimer's.

The Art of Motherhood

Ursula Nwobu | Posted 07.08.2016 | Parents
Ursula Nwobu

While there are a number of things mothers deal with that leave them feeling really overwhelmed, they would always say that having a child is one of their biggest achievements. The job is never truly easy.

Bill Cunningham My Mother & Me

Alice Carey | Posted 07.05.2016 | Style
Alice Carey

That Bill Cunningham's funeral service was held at St. Thomas More's Church put a wistful smile on my face. For to my late mother at least, of the several classy East side Roman Catholic churches in New York City, Thomas More was the classiest.

Phantom Child: Mourning Motherhood

Joanna Charnas | Posted 06.29.2016 | Women
Joanna Charnas

I will always be grateful to my former husband for keeping his word about having a child and allowing me to make the decision to give up this dream. Quietly and repeatedly, he asked how I could raise a child when I struggled to take care of myself. Eventually I realized he was right.

Instead I Held You

Regan Long | Posted 06.29.2016 | Parents
Regan Long

Today my patience has run thin and all I could think about was having a few minutes to myself, but as you fell fast asleep on my chest, it was an easy choice despite a list of things needing to be done. Because instead ... I held you.